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|The Adjustable Shelf Bookcase|
|The Nesting Tables|
|The Lantern Holder and Toy Top|
|Letters from Owners|
|Making Picture Frames|
|Shopsmith Router Arm|
|Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You|
|National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH|
|Online Accessory Catalog|
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|Links Worth Visiting|
|Free Woodworking Tips|
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woodworker (except SMITTY, of course) has ALL the answers. From time-to-time,
everyone hits a
Slippery picture frame corners
When I try to fasten the corners of a frame together, they slip and move or they just don't pull together tightly enough. I've tried a number of things and nothing seems to do the job… screws, biscuits, right angle clamps, nothing. Can you help me?
Fear not. Just reach for a couple of pieces of fresh sandpaper and rub them (grit-sides) together, collecting the grit that comes off in a sheet of newspaper. Then, butter your frame’s corner joints with glue…sprinkle some of this grit over the glue for each joint and clamp everything together. The abrasive grit should keep the corners from slipping during assembly.
From Paul M.
Is there a way to
prevent Bandsaw blade drift?. I can't seem to cut a straight line when
re-sawing. If I use a 1/2 inch blade, it seems to bend and turn the
wood as it cuts. What am I doing wrong?
Using oversized Bandsaw blades
I have an older 11” Shopsmith Bandsaw. A local store has 72-5/8” Bandsaw Blades for sale. Will these blades work on my Shopsmith Bandsaw?
For safety’s sake, we strongly advise you to stick with 72” blades.
Can you tell me how to build a steady rest for the MARK V ? I haven’t seen any in the catalog and have discovered a definite need for one when turning along table leg or spindle.
Yes, Skip, we have a Steady Rest for the MARK V. Just go to the on-line catalog and search for part number 555280.
Turning short workpieces
From Fred Z
When I turn a short piece of wood, there doesn’t seem to be a good position for the Tool Rest Arm – it’s either too far away or too close. Other than buying the new Universal Tool Rest, is there another solution?
There is a 2” Spacer available for your Ball Bearing Live Center. (Part # 514704 -- $5.43).
It threads on between the bearing “head” of your Live Center and its Morse taper shank…and makes the Live Center 2” longer.
It’s made for use with the Lathe Duplicator and is a fairly obscure product, not normally offered in the catalog. It should do the job for you.
From Jim S.
I have I have a Mark V, Model 510 and have been using a Shopsmith for about 35 years. I want to set up for pocket hole joinery. Can you tell me where to go to learn how to make jigs and find equipment that is easy to use and accurate?
Jigs are not necessary with the MARK V.
Just put your machine into Drill Press position….tilt your table to 15 degrees…and use your rip fence as a backstop while you lay your workpiece on the table and drill away.
It’s always a good idea to put a ½” piece of plywood under your workpiece to avoid drilling into your table surface.